Day 5 of the Common Admission Test ’13 (CAT ’13) saw several thousand students writing the examination in various centers in India today on October 21, 2013. CAT ’13 began on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 and will be conducted over a 20 day period till Monday, November 11, 2013, in 40 cities in India.
CAT ’13 has 2 sections-Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) as well as Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR).
As per several students, both QA and LR sections were calculation intensive and time-consuming. Students claimed that questions from these two sections were complicated. The Verbal and DI sections happened to be easy.
Some students claimed that they got a majority of questions from Circles and Trigonometry, although there were no questions from Geometry or Permutation and Combination.
As per some students, the passages of Reading Comprehension (RC) were difficult and the questions of LR were repeated from CAT ’12.
As per several students, the QA section was time-consuming as well as calculation-intensive. A majority of questions were from Circles, Algebra and Trigonometry. Geometry as well as Permutation and Combination questions were absent in question sets of many candidates. The remaining questions were taken from the familiar topics of Number System, Mensuration, Functions, Time, Speed and Distance, etc.
Many students claimed that the DI section was easy. These questions were mainly related to Pie-Charts and Column Graphs. Venn diagrams did not feature in several question sets.
As per many candidates, the VA section was easy as well. In fact, as per few candidates, it was below average in terms of difficulty. A majority of questions were from Para Jumbles. Questions based on Fill in the Blanks, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction and Out of Context featured equally in the question sets.
There were 9 questions in RC meant for 3 passages, with 1 passage being considered difficult to understand.
Students claimed that the LR section was calculation-intensive, lengthy and complicated. Questions related mainly to Binary Logic, Logical Matching and Blood Relations.
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